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Friend: Meet the Splash Fathers

Long before Steph and Klay took the league by storm, Dell Curry and Mychal Thompson were busy making a name for themselves in the NBA, and preparing their sons for life in the spotlight.

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Thompson clears protocol, OK to play in Game 1

Klay Thompson has completed the NBA's concussion protocol, clearing the Golden State Warriors guard to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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FIFA presidency: Who's next? (1:09)
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Schaap: Sepp Blatter is seen as a crook (2:06)
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Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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Goodell tells NFLPA he'll hear Brady's appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally rejected the NFL Players Association's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing June 23.

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Peterson rejoins Vikings, seeks restructured deal (3:08)
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NFL in 100 seconds (2:48)
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Utley beats the shift with his own shift
MLB 

The Reds tried to take the bat out of Chase Utley's hands, and they were sort of successful. Utley calmly laid down a bunt and took first base with little Cincinnati's shifted infielders could do. It's a tactic you think you'd see more often. Follow live

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Does Blatter's move overshadow WWC?
Soccer 

Julie Foudy says while Sepp Blatter's decision to resign as FIFA president is a distraction ahead of this week's Women's World Cup, the move could help women's soccer in the long run.

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Jeff Carlisle's favorite players to watch
Soccer 

While the women's game doesn't feature the level of theatrics endemic to the men's side, there is still plenty of gamesmanship. And Brazil's Marta is most adept at pushing the envelope and drawing fouls. World Cup superlatives

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Soccer 

Why did Sepp Blatter resign now?
Soccer 

ESPN's Bob Ley wonders about the timing of Blatter's resignation: "In terms of the money, the alleged bribes have gotten closer and closer to the throne, closer and closer to FIFA," as Blatter's top lieutenant came under suspicion.

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Rockies ready to do it again after win
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Jorge De La Rosa threw 6 solid innings despite a cut on his middle finger that had delayed 2 previous starts, Michael McKenry homered and the Rockies beat the Dodgers 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.

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Reds already on the board

It took just 7 pitches for Cincinnati to put its first run across the plate. Joey Votto doubled to right, bringing home Brandon Phillips, and the Reds lead the Phillies 1-0 in the top of the 1st. Follow live

Riley Curry is way up and feels blessed

Stephen Curry's daughter, Riley, made her podium appearance at the Western Conference finals and stole the show -- and hearts of fans everywhere.

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Cosmos cruise in historic friendly in Cuba
Soccer 

The New York Cosmos scored 4 first-half goals in a 4-1 win over the Cuban national team in Havana. It was the first match for an American sports team in the country since the U.S. ended trade and travel restrictions in January.

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Hamilton out of lineup tonight

Josh Hamilton tweaked his left hamstring on his game-winning double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Sunday against the Red Sox. However, Hamilton doesn't think he'll miss much more time.

LeBron no favorite in these Finals
NBA 

The Warriors are the team that won 67 times this year. One rating put them as the best non-Michael Jordan team ever. LeBron James and the Cavs have their work cut out for them.

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Soler out of lineup, DL trip possible

Cubs RF Jorge Soler could miss an extended period of time because of an ankle injury, manager Joe Maddon said today. Soler was hurt trying to beat out a grounder Monday. Kris Bryant made his 1st start in LF vs. Miami.

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Get Gallo now?

Rangers slugging prospect Joey Gallo will make his big league debut tonight. Tommy Rancel says he is "worth a look in deeper formats if you are short on home runs or RBIs, but make sure your average is strong or are in an OBP league." Gallo's fantasy value (Insider)

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Hoiberg: 'I absolutely love this roster'

New Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says the versatility of Chicago's veterans will allow him to play with pace next season.

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Murray State’s Steve Prohm is in the mix to replace Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State, sources told ESPN.

Being the best doesn't have an age limit

Harriette Thompson described her training and the media frenzy surrounding her completion of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, a feat that made her the oldest woman to ever complete a marathon: "I was so happy to get over that finish line and not disappoint anybody."

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Klay Thompson ready for Game 1

Warriors SG Klay Thompson has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after completing the league's concussion protocol, the team announced Tuesday. Story

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Warriors: 46-3 at home. 5 of the 6 teams with better single-season home win percentage than Warriors went on to win the title (1949-50 Nats)

Owner: Red Sox 'painful to watch'
MLB 

John Henry offered support for manager John Farrell and GM Ben Cherington today, and said the postseason is still possible despite a 22-29 start. " ... this is a strong team. They've just played not up to their capabilities."

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MLB 

Steph Curry status report
NBA 

ESPN's Marc Stein caught up with Stephen Curry to see how the star shooter was doing during the layoff: "I'm feeling good. If there's one benefit of seven days off, it's everybody get healthy."

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